Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Porifera > Class Calcarea > Subclass Calcaronea > Order Leucosolenida > Family Sycettidae > Genus Sycon

Sycon elegans (Bowerbank, 1845)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

SyconRisso, 1827accepted genus name
Dunstervillia Bowerbank, 1845 synonym
Homoderma Lendenfeld, 1885 synonym
Scypha Gray, 1821 synonym
Syconella Schmidt, 1868 synonym
Sycortis Haeckel, 1872 synonym
Sycum Agassiz, 1846 synonym

Species group names

Dunstervillia elegans Bowerbank, 1845 basionym
Scypha elegans (Bowerbank, 1845) basionym
Dunstervillia elegans Bowerbank, 1845 synonym
Scypha elegans (Bowerbank, 1845) synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: gekraagde kalkspons


original description

Bowerbank, J.S. 1845a. Description of a new genus of Calcareous Sponge. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 15 (99): 297-300,pl. XVII.

additional source

Van Soest, R.W.M. 2001. Porifera, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 85-103

additional source

Cruz, T. 2002. Esponjas marinas de Canarias. Consejería de Política Territorial y Medio Ambiente del Gobierno de Canarias, S/C Tenerife. 260 pp.





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Porifera Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (12 publications)


van Soest, R. (2014). Sycon elegans (Bowerbank, 1845). In: Van Soest, R.W.M; Boury-Esnault, N.; Hooper, J.N.A.; Rützler, K.; de Voogd, N.J.; Alvarez de Glasby, B.; Hajdu, E.; Pisera, A.B.; Manconi, R.; Schoenberg, C.; Janussen, D.; Tabachnick, K.R., Klautau, M.; Picton, B.; Kelly, M.; Vacelet, J.; Dohrmann, M.; Cristina Díaz, M.; Cárdenas, P. (2014) World Porifera database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:132252




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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